How did you feel the last time you got a call from a hidden/unknown number? The feeling that you just can’t know the caller but most times, you just have to pick.
Now with this guide, you too can get the most out of your calling privacy options.
Everything on the front-end of Android is quite simple to adjust and making private calls is not an exception.
The reasons why anyone would make his or her call private could be traced to so many things.
Lets see if yours is/are on the list.
We make private calls/make our numbers hidden during calls for the following reasons.
- To make the receiver unable to call us back via that same line.
- It hides your real phone identity
- Most people use it to protect other people
- It’s just a way of keeping your number unknown to the recipient completely.
- Or to cause confusion
I am so sure your reasons for checking out this post regarding making your number private are included.
If not, do feel free to tell us in the comments section.
Before we jump straight into the main topic, below are a few things you need to know about unknown calls.
How To Know An Unknown Call
Confused about those calls you got and couldn’t figure out the number? Let’s see what’s up.
- An unknown call is mostly detected by your phone and labelled automatically as Unknown Caller, Private Number, Hidden Number, Caller Unknown etc
- Once you receive a call and you technically couldn’t call back the number or view the phone number, don’t stress TrueCaller, it’s an unknown/hidden number.
For me, the most sweetest but annoying thing about receiving unknown calls is the fact that I can’t call back and once its set, I mostly forget to turn it back off.
It’s always a Hey Chris! Why did you hide your number?
And am like oooooo ?
Enough of the tips for now, let’s dive into the real big deal. By the way, happy new month.
How To Hide Your Phone Number During Calls / Make Private Calls
It’s very simple and straight forward to hide your number during an outgoing call.
These are the steps to make your outgoing calls hidden, private, unknown or whatever you call it in your language.
- Make sure your mobile network is turned on and signal is okay.
- Open your Contacts/Phone app
- Click on the Menu icon on your phone.
- Depending on your device, it could be the three dotted menu icons or the soft key buttons
- Select Settings/Call Settings from the list
- If you have a dual SIM phone, make sure you select the correct SIM card to hide/keep the number hidden.
- Now click on Advanced settings
- Click on Caller ID(Hide my number for outgoing calls) *This feature might not be supported on some service providers.
- Select Caller ID after the brief network loading.
- In the options, Network default, Hide Number, Show Number, select Hide Number
- After selecting it, it would update the previous settings and then save.
Now, all your outgoing calls will be unknown, hidden/private. The receiver would not see your name and number even if it was saved to their contacts.
Please remember to turn off the settings by selecting (show number) in step 10 after you are done with the calls.
It’s also important that you are aware of this.
Once you hide your number to call anyone, the recipient/receiver wouldn’t be able to call you back at all from the call logs.
You are the only one who can call unless the receiver knows your number and then dials it directly from their contacts.
Like I said in the intro, it’s easy and straightforward to hide your phone number during outgoing calls.